Teaching

When Social Media Is Irrelevant

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At Sloan-C, academics discuss when fostering social intimacy in the online classroom environment is necessary, and when it might distract from more basic student needs.

Harnessing Social Media

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Deluge of information can be distracting, but can Twitter be used to focus students' attention?

Constant Curricular Change

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Study documents extent to which professors regularly alter their courses -- and their uncertainty over whether pedagogic innovation is valued.

Teaching Online Professors ... Online

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Pearson plans to join small group of providers selling online courses aimed at instructors shifting to digital environment.

'Saints and Scamps'

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While much has changed in higher education in the last 25 years, Steven M. Cahn maintains that the important ethical issues (and their appropriate resolutions) have not changed that much at all. That's why there are very few changes in Saints and Scamps: Ethics in Academia, just released by Rowman & Littlefield in a 25th anniversary edition.

Cheating and the Generational Divide

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The revelation that hundreds of University of Central Florida students in a senior-level business class received an advance version of a mid-term exam has exposed the widening chasm in what different generations expect of each other -- and what they perceive cheating to be.

Professors (and Learners) of the Year

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It’s probably not unusual for junior professors to hear they should devote their time to research rather than waste it on teaching. What may be more uncommon is for one of them to do the opposite.

Active Learning = More Majors

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NEW ORLEANS -- It is no secret that these are hard times for anthropology. The discipline claims little more than one-half of 1 percent of undergraduate degrees conferred, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

Should Profs Leave Unruly Classes?

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Threat by two engineering professors at Ryerson U. revives debate over how to respond to rude students.

He Won't Censor Himself

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Shit happens.

That's reality, according to Daniel Petersen, who has taught philosophy for 21 years at Hawaii Community College and the University of Hawaii at Hilo. And it's a reality he shared -- in those words -- with his students. Now he says he is sharing that reality in the collapse of his teaching career, which he attributes to the aftermath of a complaint from the father of a student over a few instances of profanity in his class at the community college.

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